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Genetic switch lets marine diatoms do less work at higher CO2
Diatoms in the world's oceans exhale more oxygen than all the world's rainforests. These tiny drifting algae generate about 20 percent of the oxygen produced on Earth each year and invisibly recycle gases enveloping our planet.
Researchers discover how petunias know when to smell good
Good timing is a matter of skill. You would certainly dress up for an afternoon business meeting, but not an evening session of binge-watching Netflix. If you were just a few hours off in your wardrobe timing, your spouse ...
Engineering a better solar cell: Study pinpoints defects in popular perovskites
One of the fastest-growing areas of solar energy research is with materials called perovskites. These promising light harvesters could revolutionize the solar and electronics industries because they show potential to convert ...
Evidence from ivory DNA identifies two main elephant poaching hotspots
University of Washington biologist Samuel Wasser is a pioneer in using DNA evidence to trace the origin of illegal ivory and help police an international trade that is decimating African elephant populations.
Seafloor hot springs a significant source of iron in the oceans
At the bottom of the sea, volcanic and magmatic forces create hot springs that spew super-heated water into the deep sea. The hot, acidic water scours metals from Earth's crust, and the warm chemical-rich water from these ...
Researchers identify mechanism plant cells use to receive messages from neighbors
In the age of tablet computers and smart phones, it's easy to feel inundated and overloaded by information. But on a cellular level, this bombardment is business as usual, and a team of University of Washington researchers ...
Invisible helpers of the sea: Marine bacteria boost growth of tiny ocean algae
A glass of seawater is teeming with life, and recent research reveals more about what ocean water contains. Microscopic creatures in the world's oceans weigh more than all of the fish in the sea and produce about half of ...
Social media amplifies damage of product recalls to firms—rivals, too
A product recall is never good news for a firm. And though it might seem like a great occasion for schadenfreude, a recall is not necessarily good news for competitors, either.
New fish genus and species named for its red, fingerlike fins
After nearly 35 years, a color-changing fish known for its red "fingers" finally has a proper name.
Isotope tracking: Chemical tags in ear bones track Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon
Salmon carry a strontium chemical signature in their "ear bones" that lets scientists identify specific streams where the fish hatched and lived before they were caught at sea. The new tool may help pinpoint critical habitats ...